You've Been Served
Sure, the holidays are hectic, and relationship issues can come into sharper focus when stressed-out couples spend more time together, but is January's reputation for being the month of divorces really deserved?
For better or worse, the numbers say yes
, according to statistics published by eDivorcePapers.com
. Divorce professionals confirm that the phenomenon is well known in their circles. "January consistently sees the most divorce filings," says certified divorce consultant Cathy Meyer. "It really amazes me, though it probably shouldn't. My own husband left in January." ON YOURTANGO: Will Your Second Marriage Be Better?
Meyer says that while filings are most popular in January, disenchanted husbands and wives begin searching for information on divorce immediately after the holidays, "but they can't do much until the attorneys are back in the office," she says. "Jan. 12–16 seems to be the magic week for filings."